Zynga Inc (ZNGA): Today's Featured Internet Winner

Zynga ( ZNGA) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Zynga rose $0.20 (6.5%) to $3.27 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 97,800,777 shares of Zynga exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,761,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.21-$3.48 after having opened the day at $3.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.07. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: Mediabistro ( MBIS), up 11.7%, Travelzoo ( TZOO), up 4.2%, Groupon ( GRPN), up 3.2% and LiveDeal ( LIVE), up 2.9%.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. Zynga has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Zynga a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zynga as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Local ( LOCM), down 9.1%, Net Element International ( NETE), down 8.7%, Tremor Video ( TRMR), down 7.6% and Youku Tudou ( YOKU), down 4.8% , were all laggards within the internet industry with Yandex ( YNDX) being today's internet industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the internet industry could consider First Trust Dow Jones Internet Idx ( FDN) while those bearish on the internet industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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